Taking a flight? Expect delays, cancellations this weekend, airport officials say

Miami International Airport told Local 10 that these cancellations and delays are due mainly to the approaching storm and that those numbers are expected to go up.

MIAMI – Amy Ando was at Miami International Airport ready to board a flight to Chicago on Friday, but she’s dealt with delay upon delay and just hoping that her flight won’t be canceled, she told Local 10 News.

“I have friends who are flying out tomorrow and their flights are already canceled,” Ando said.

With severe weather heading to South Florida, travelers are already experiencing delays and cancellations on Friday ahead of what is expected to be a very chaotic travel weekend.

“We came from San Juan to Miami and then we were planning on making out connecting flight to D.C., but then found out it was canceled,” said one group who just finished their vacation.

As of noon Friday, there were 23 cancellations and 15 delays at MIA. At FLL there were 37 cancellations and 55 delays.

“We came from San Juan to Miami and then we were planning on making out connecting flight to D.C., but then found out it was canceled,” one group trying to travel back to Washington D.C. said.

Miami International Airport told Local 10 News that its cancellations and delays are due mainly to the approaching storm and that those numbers are expected to go up.

“My flight is delayed so I’m keeping track on the app, and they send me a text saying it’s a little bit delayed, but it’s not canceled yet,” Ando said.

Airport officials advised that those traveling out of area airports this weekend to check flight status before heading out.


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Alex Finnie joined the Local 10 News team in May 2018. South Florida is home! She was raised in Miami and attended the Cushman School and New World School of the Arts for high school.